Who: Lady Gaga
What: The Monster Ball Tour
Where: Bercy - Paris, FR
Why: One of the most talked about performers and tours of the year. With so many hits off her debut album, you're guaranteed to hear all of your favorites during her epic performance. She's been called the next Madonna, and has the stage show and dancers to match. Known for her outrageous fashion, can't imagine a better place than Paris to catch Gaga.
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Who: Jay-Z & Coldplay
What: New Year's Eve Concert
Where: The Cosmopolitan - Las Vegas, NV
Why: Do I need to do much explaining on this one? Two great acts performing in a great party city on the last night of 2010. Whether he's rocking out at Coachella or selling out The Garden, Jay-Z is at the top of his game. He is one of those rare MCs who can put on a live show that matches (or exceeds) his records. Featuring a live band and a mix of new songs and classics, it's definitely a show worth catching. Aside from their new holiday track "Christmas Lights," we haven't heard too much from Coldplay this year (Chris and the boys are working on a new album for 2011). Good news is that they should be good and ready to ready to knock it out of the park on New Year's.
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Who: The Temper Trap
What: KROQ Almost Acoustic Xmas
Where: Gibson Amphitheatre - Los Angeles, CA
Why: One of the most talked about tracks of the year, "Sweet Disposition," came from this breakout band from Melbourne, Australia. With multiple placements in 500 Days of Summer last year and a recent MTV Buzzworthy artist, The Temper Trap is a band to watch. This year they are playing Night 2 of the legendary KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas alongside Phoenix, Florence and The Machine, and Vampire Weekend, just to name a few.
Photo Credit: Philippe Leroyer